Tuesday, September 20, 2011

blink of an eye

Wow. So obsessed over one day that was over as soon as it started. My husband (!) and I are sitting at the airport terminal and trying to plan/prepare for this Costa Rica trip, which we hadn't even thought much about until yesterday. We both have colds.

If you're interested in the wedding, trust me, you'll get more details than you ever wanted when we get back. Heck, I will have so much time on my hands in a week, I can post way more. In fact, that is a promise.

In the meantime, our phenomenal photographer, Albert Yau at SecondPrint Productions posted two teaser pics on his blog. I couldn't have asked for a better fit for us--his style is so what we were looking for and both he and his second shooter, mike, were really sweet and fun, talented and professional.

I am so grateful to everyone who sent blessings and good vibes our way. I can never thank the people who pitched in and helped out immensely. I was so touched by everyone's generosity and thoughtfulness.

It was cloudy and cold the day before, and rained the entire day after, but our wedding day was gorgeously sunny and 70 degrees. I can only assume God was looking out for us with help from our loved ones up there. It was a wonderful day.


-- Posted From My iPhone--everybody needs an editor.

Friday, September 16, 2011

T-27.5 hours

And here we are, the day before the wedding. I am SHOCKED that I only a few more things to do instead of running around like a chicken. This could never be possible without the help of our wonderful friends and family who all stepped in and helped so much every step of the way. Love you guys!

My brother and M are on the floor next to me, arguing about the alphabet (they're alphabetizing the escort cards). All I have to do is make a banner, the cake topper and print out the table numbers. WOOHOO!

Jon is having an exciting last-minute bachelor party with his people--indoor skydiving!--as we speak.

I am getting so excited!

Yesterday was my roce* (there was a lot of crying during the blessings and then they broke a couple of eggs onto my head) and mehndi. I'll post more stuff about that later. My mehndi came out pretty dark (the darker it is the more your man loves you, apparently).

Here is the back of the RSVP card that Jasmine (without whom we never would have even met) sent in. She added a little personality to our simple drawing. :)

Yep, that's pretty much how it went.

*The Ros (anointing) ceremony, conducted one or two days before a wedding, celebrates the last day of virginity of the bride and bridegroom and involves the parents' blessing of the bride and groom, who are anointed with ros, a mixture of coconut milk and coconut oil, while a cross is inscribed on the bride's forehead.

Monday, September 12, 2011

you're truckin' out of your twenties, kid

Happy 29th birthday to my baby brother, the guy who may be the slightest of build in most groups, but usually manages to be the one in control.

My brother on a Ford tractor in India, 1986.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

what we miss

"After this wedding, can we watch 'Friends' from the beginning?"

"We can watch whatever you want."


"As long as it's tv."

Monday, September 05, 2011

thank goodness for this extra day off

So remember how I was sort of freaking out? Here's the thing: Now--a dozen days to it--I am at peace amid the chaos.

This makes no sense to normal people, but for someone who procrastinates as a way of life, it perfectly clear: I'm in the zone, people! 300 flowers to finish in 24 hours? We can do it!  (Emphasis on the "we." Some AMAZING people are helping us get all of this done.)

So while there are about 462 things left to do, I'm happy. I sincerely believe it'll all get done. And then in the coming weeks, I'll tell you guys all about it. But for now, enjoy your Labor Day! I hope you're not stuck at a computer reading this.

Handmade, baby!